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“My class revised our curriculum when COVID-19 threatened our abilities to travel to our remaining international residencies. We also created and delivered a discussion series on social justice issues that addressed unconscious bias, amplified voices, and provided tactics to build anti-racist and anti-sexist businesses.”
Client Experience Journey Owner
Vanguard

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2020
Industry:
Finance

Prior Education:

University of Georgia
Marketing/International Affairs, 2010
Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

Fuqua helped me realize my opportunities as a leader and also offered an introspective approach to enhance my current leadership style and strengthen my weaknesses. I was frequently pushed outside of my comfort zone through my team makeup, the challenging curriculum, or managing a work/life balance. I was forced to lean on different forms of leadership to keep up, delegate, and perform. Additionally, working alongside global leaders raised my bar for what it means to be an effective leader and challenged me to expect a certain level of myself and to seek it in others.

Before Fuqua

I was a senior marketing manager at Vanguard. In this role, I was responsible for the marketing strategy, and developing relevant materials for our ultra-high net worth self-directed investors across all channels - inclusive of events and webcasts as well as educational and promotional content.

After Fuqua

I have transitioned into a new role as a client experience journey owner. I hope to continue to grow as a global leader by more thoughtfully leveraging financial models, strategic concepts, and data to make better decisions.

5 Tips for Working in Teams

  1. Be open and honest about your expectations and working style.
  2. Assume good intent – everyone is working towards the same goal.
  3. Stretch yourself—the goal of this program is to push you out of your comfort zone. Lean into those uncomfortable moments.
  4. Be flexible—many of your team members may have conflicting obligations and/or priorities that may differ from yours.
  5. Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. Working in teams made up of significantly diverse backgrounds, styles, and social norms, things are bound to get lost in translation. It’s best to overcommunicate to ensure group consensus.

Global Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

Financial Services (20%)
Consulting (5%)
Sales/Business Development (5%)
Energy/Chemical/Gas (9%)
Marketing/PR/Advertising (6%)
Consumer Goods (3%)

Typical Class Demographics
Global Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented

17

Women

35%

Non-US Citizenship

30%
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Global Executive MBA

Jen Yang

Class of 2019
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Global Executive MBA

Ibrahima Conte

Class of 2019
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Global Executive MBA

Jason Wei

Class of 2019
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Global Executive MBA

Michael Lefevre

Class of 2020